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The Rise of the Mongol Empire

The now collapsed Mongol Empire once conquered a region twice the size of the Roman Empire. So how did the Mongols gain so much power?

During the mid to late 13th century, the Mongol Empire covered an area about the same size as present-day Africa. They controlled parts of Asia and Europe as well as the Arabian Peninsula.

Unlike the Ottoman Empire, which ruled for 600 years, the Mongol Empire rose and fell within a century and a half. How did the Mongol Empire come to power and what lead to its eventual demise? Sapna Parikh has the answers in today's Seeker Daily Video.

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